The Magnificent 7 would like to extend our warmest wishes to you this Holiday season. No matter how you celebrate, grab your family and friends, your dog or cat, or just a warm cuppa, and reflect on what you want. Peace on Earth is always top of the list. Barring that, connection, hope, and joy are all things worth considering.
Let us introduce you to the people we love, the reason we call ourselves “magnificent”. Our family.
NIMMO BAY WILDERNESS RESORT
Test their Theory of Hospitality
Einstein’s famous formula spurred the Murrays to brainstorm a theory for their family business. Expectations Exceeded = Memories Created: E2= MC. There it is, the Murray’s Theory of Hospitality. Craig and Deborah shared a vision almost 40 years ago, and year after year, guests have come to realize that the Murrays operate by this credo. “Creating memories to last a lifetime is something we live by at Nimmo Bay,” Craig explains. Fraser, Georgia, and Clifton (no longer kids) help make this dream a reality for all who come. Fraser’s wife Becky and cousin Jenny also help bring everything together, this really is family run! It’s why other families return, tell their friends and spread the word.
THE PACIFIC YELLOWFIN
Our Floating Family
Captain Colin can tell a yarn or two; his deft humour and easygoing charm make his crew his sea-faring family. Co-owner with his wife, the 140 ft long Pacific Yellowfin is their family adventure, and Captain is a master of seeking out and finding it. A lifelong lover of boats, he’s spent twenty years skimming the coast of B.C. The crew is dependable, quick-witted and keen to show others their breadth of knowledge about the area, and to introduce them to their circle of friends: scientists, first nations guides, artisans. Jack is the unseen ship magician – he keeps the engines running. Together, they make the Yellowfin what it is: the adventure of a lifetime.
SIWASH LAKE WILDERNESS RESORT
A Ranch Borne of Love for the Land
The founders of Siwash have over 100 years of familial inspiration! The fourth generation of ranchers, borne of a milieu of immigrants, First Nations, cowboys, farmers, mountaineers, and lovers of the great outdoors — you could say the land is in their blood. Their vision was to bring forth a true Canadian frontier ranch, one that harmoniously blends with the surrounding flora and fauna. The owners and their two kids have achieved this symbiotic masterpiece with Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort. They treat the land like it is family — as it is an extension of theirs. Siwash is an enchanting place; you can feel the love.
TWEEDSMUIR PARK LODGE
The Original Family Retreat
Tweedsmuir Park Lodge has a long history, dating back to the 1930s. All the owners have been stewards of the Earth, lovers of breathtakingly tall trees, the mighty Atnarko River, and the majestic beauty of the rainforest. The current owners have highlighted wilderness adventure programs for families and friends. Our team? The best of the best. There’s “the Swede” (some of us need a moniker, you know?) Tim, Doug, Ellie, Annie, Rebecca, Garrett, Annika, Jessib, and Louis. Visit us and find out all the amazing things they do, and just how well they can treat your family like their own. They’ll even introduce you to the locals- the Grizzly family.
BELLA COOLA HELI SPORTS
Three…is the Magic Number
Beat, Swede, and Christian. Sounds like the beginnings of a rock band (or maybe a healthy salad)! It’s the three founders of Bella Coola Heli-Sports, and they all share a passion for skiing that is world renowned. They’ve assembled a stellar team of individuals who are some of the most experienced heliski guides in the world. They only take out groups of four or less, so that your group gets the most intimate one-on-one with the mountain possible. This family of ski bums has lots to smile about this holiday, as they were rated #1 in the world for best heliski operator in both 2017 and 2018! That can’t happen without a dedicated family of friends.
For the Love of the Arctic
Jeanne and Mike Reimer followed their dreams into the tundra. Jeanne, a third generation Churchillian, brings her knowledge of luxury lodges to their business. Combined with her culinary prowess and gentle charm, Jeanne’s the ultimate hostess. Mike brings his outdoorsman expertise to the lodge; he’s traversed over 100,000 sq. miles of subarctic land. He’s a true leader, wilderness guide, and business visionary. They are the dynamic duo that brought the four luxury lodges the reputation for impeccable treatment. But they couldn’t do it alone! Their lodge family has a fantastic group of managers, guides, photographers, and experienced photo leaders: a dedicated group who share their love of the Arctic to all who visit.
Holdiay Baking Flash! (in case you missed it) Here’s a recipe that is perfect for the holidays Wild Arctic Cranberry Cake with Warm Butter Sauce. Enjoy!